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NBT MAT & AQL Preparation Online (English)

This is a combo, book and save R475!
Online - learn anywhere
12 Months access

NBT MAT & AQL Preparation Online (English)

This is a combo, book and save R475!
12 Months access
Online - learn anywhere


  • 44 expertly crafted learning modules covering both the MAT and AQL tests of the NBT.
  • 200+ video lessons with accompanying lesson notes.
  • Over 400 practice questions.
  • MAT and AQL mock test to assess yourself before test day.
  • Video answers for every practice question including mock tests to help you with the questions you struggled with.
  • Online coaching and guidance from our NBT experts.
  • 12 months access to the online course.

  • Online - learn anywhere
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  • 12 Months access

Achieve your best NBT results

This NBT preparation Online course is the only NBT course that prepares learners for both the AQL test and the MAT test. It consists of videos where experienced, engaging educators walk learners through NBT example questions and best practices. This course fully prepares learners for what to expect in the NBTs. Alongside the teaching videos are downloadable notes, NBT quizzes that enable you to see how you're performing in each section, as well as a live-chat platform that enables you to ask NBT mathematics questions directly to our educators. Learning online enables learners to work at their own pace. Pause and rewatch videos to make sure that you have time to process what you are learning. Repeat our quizzes as many times as you like to ensure that you are able to work at the correct pace and with the right level of accuracy during one of the most stressful exams of your Matric year!


200+ Video lessons

400+ Example NBT questions

Lesson notes

Multiple mock NBTs

Teaching support

28+ Hours of content

AQL preparation

MAT preparation

Course Information

This course has five main learning sections, listed below. Click into each to read more and experience course previews.

The course also includes additional features such as learner following and teacher support. Read more on additional features below.

NBT past papers are not available to anyone because The National Benchmark Tests Project do not release them to the public.

Fortunately, with our experience and knowledge of the NBTs, we have produced Advantage Learn mock NBTs, which are very well aligned. Our mock tests are challenging and if you do well in studying and practising with them, you can be confident in sitting your NBTs afterwards.

Experience a mock question for yourself!

We have a free NBT quiz where you can try some of our NBT questions for yourself. You can sign up here.

This section prepares learners on how to read a text and interpret what the meaning of the article is, along with analysing the use of punctuation, specific words and phrases that authors use to portray the purpose of the text.

Experience the Academic Literacy section for yourself!

Here is an example lesson video, taken from our course.

This section teaches you how to interpret common numerical questions you will come across daily, such as percentage changes, distance measurement and reading information from different graphical representations.

Experience the Quantitave Literacy section for yourself!

Here is an example lesson video, taken from our course.

In this section, we help you use all the tools you should already know to answer questions asked in a way that is unfamiliar to you. We also teach you new techniques and methods to tackle Mathematics problems WITHOUT a calculator, which is an NBT condition.

In order to write the MAT test, you should be studying (or have studied) Core Mathematics at school. If you are studying (or studied) Maths Literacy, you will not be equipped to take the MAT test and should only take the AQL test. For this we recommend taking the NBT AQL Preparation Course instead of this one.

Experience the Mathematics section for yourself!

Here is an example lesson video, taken from our course.

Practice makes perfect. We have built a practice area for only completing NBT type questions. This makes it easy for you to spend 10-30 minutes just practising questions from the course. This practice area makes use of every question covered within the course (AQL and MAT) in one convenient location and dynamically delivers randomized question combinations to keep you on your toes and learning.

Teacher support

Sometimes a learner can get stuck on a problem and needs to talk to someone to help them. We have a team of qualified mathematics educators and love to answer learner questions. They are available from 8.30am-4.30pm on weekdays to respond immediately to any learner who has maths questions. If you ask a question outside of the normal times then our team will answer you on the next working day via email.

Learner following

If you are a parent purchasing for your learner, we also let you know what is happening and keep you up to date with any course information or features that will benefit you. Parents get automatic access to the learner following feature which enables you to track the progress of your learner on their course without having to ask them.

Testimony Image Jenny Koster Head of Physical Science, Cornwall Hill College, Pretoria
The staff members at Cornwall Hill College would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Advantage Learn. The College has made use of the Advantage Learn NBT Course since 2013, and approximately 75%—80% of Cornwall Hill College students enroll for the course each year. The thorough preparation that Advantage Learn gives the students means that they know what to expect in the exam. Our students find the Mathematics course especially beneficial, and their solid grounding has led to increased admissions into the Health Sciences courses offered at university. In addition, they are able to utilize the online MAT and AQL exercises for additional practice. Feedback from our students is always exceptionally positive with many of them remarking that their very good results would not have been possible had it not been for the Advantage Learn NBT Course!


It was helpful and informative

- Mseleku Pamela -

Everything is good but The question should more strong and hard to be prepared to the NBT exam


It is a wonderful course, it improved my NBT results dramatically. It also helped me with my maths exam preparation. Thank you so much!

- Alejandra Kapuire -

Would highly recommend this NBT course. The video explanations are a great help and many of the Math questions were very similar to the actual NBT. Do make sure that you give yourself sufficient time to work through the course.

- Keshin Bheema -

Absolutely a lifesaving course!

- Waheed Amanjee -

I thoroughly enjoyed this application as it prepared me for the NBT setting with relevant information and time constraints, however i was slightly irritated by the fact that i couldn't reset mock tests once i had completed them. I suggest the option for individuals to reset mock tests on certain topics once completed. Otherwise this is an amazing service and i would strongly recommend it to anyone preparing for the NBTs.

- signe jwan -

Great course, very helpful and easy to understand, thank you so much.

- Aerin Martin -

Guys please try the course its so worth I know the fee is a bit steep but trust me its all worth it. Most importantly trust them because they know what they're doing.

- Lindokle Mbaleki -

Really helped me do well, especially in the AL section

- Jordyn Nitch -

Child informs me it is great - will see what eventuates. thanks.

- Melanie Jenkins -

This online preparation course is not only helpful for the NBTs themselves. It might as well prepare you for a possible unseen (higher order) question in the matric preparatory or final exam since it goes beyond what is normally assessed in the NSC.

- Mosa Mabula -

I encourage all students to take this online course.As a university student myself,it saved me a lot of preparation time and my NBT results improved dramatically.

- Franke Van Rensburg -

a very helpful course, but the one thing I found frustrating is that there are no lessons on logarithms.

- amber Hamilton -

Trish Pike's videos are amazing. I've never been more interested in maths as I was watching her videos! THANKS!

- Lycia Hollis -

The course really prepared me well for the MAT but the AQL was more difficult than I expected

- Iman Cassim -

It was excellent it helped me a lot, covered things I was not aware of before

- Kashmika Reddy -

Very useful and accurate course that really helped me, achieved 96% in MAT section. Will definitely recommend. The courses are displayed and ordered well and easy to use. The actual NBTs were also slightly easier than the mock ones

- Muhammad Amod Carim -

Definitely recommend this course.

- Kerry Delport -

This course provided a good base and preparation for the actual exam

- Vicky Krengel -

Happy with the help it gave my daughter

- Aman Khan -

Great learning tools and excellent prep for NBT

- Elmarie Potgieter -

It's really useful and has really helped me a lot, specifically the maths explanations. The videos explaining each question is a great help.

- Imaan Atia -

Great course for nbt preparation, good subject coverage , problem solving tips and application of knowledge. It also allows one to work at their own pace . Highly recommend it.

- Declan Scheepers -

Wow learning has never been made that easy, Mam Pike. I am actually a university graduate student but since I was a learner and now student, Ive never experienced such detailed level of explanation within short bits and pieces of information.

- Kenneth Nkele -

The course helped me to prepare a lot for my NBTs. I felt very confident during my exam.

- Mariam Essack -

Your course is the only reason I will pass the MAT part of the NBTs. A few of the questions in the course were actually in my NBT test. Thank you very much for developing this course.

- Joshua Basson -

It was great! Really made concepts much easier and the way the material is presented is so easy to navigate

- Kyle Ogle -

Really nice

- Julie Marinho -


- Letlhohonolo Mabelane -

Useful course for any learner that is going to write the NBT's

- Philasande Mnguni -

Advantage learn prepared me well for my NBTs

- christina kyriacos -

Advantage Learn is a really informative site that helped me a lot to study for my NBT's I recommend it to anyone who needs help with studying.

- Tanya Paul -

I would have found the information more useful if it was divided into revision of basic concepts and actual content of the test.

- Maria Seitz -

Lessons were very well taught with easy understanding concepts and good examples used.

- Ethan Gillwald -

Great coarse , as well as preparing me it also made me feel more confident for the test.

- Ryan Finlay -


- Mogie Govender -

My son felt that the NBT prep was valuable and almost "over" prepared him for the exams. He felt very confident from all the practise.

- Wendy Young -

Incredible. Even though i am kind of a slacker without this course i would not have done any good in the real NBTs.

- Heinrich Engelbrecht -

I have a really unique situation basically being from another country as far as school is concerned. I would have liked a more in depth explanation in the math section, but it was a great overall experience and i felt like all the bases were covered with this program. Double thumbs up!!

- Hannes Barnard -

it was a great help i didnt use the AQL prep as much as the maths prep but what i did use really helped me. having the past papers and having them set out the way it is tested really prepared me for my time management and i was able to complete the paper in time.

- Linda Ferraz -

This course is so amazing. It helped me prepare for the NBTs and I would definitely recommend this app to anyone who is about to write the NBT

- zimasa mabude -

Quite a good course, i recommend the course for anyone who really wants to get good marks for their NBT.

- MD Tausiqul Islam -

Advantage learn is professional,efficient and always puts the learners interest first. A great online programme you can work with at your own pace.

- Swaleh Mahomed -

This course is exactly what I was looking for. I had done a previous course which did not prepare me for the NBT's at all, but after only 14% into this course, I already feel much more confident.

- Yolandie Kotze -

Wonderful user friendly and very easy to use and highly informative lessons and good thorough explanations.

- Rachel Davies -

An extremely helpful course! NBT MAT was a breeze because of your help! I would advise the course to contain some financial mathematics though, as they ask simple problems from it... But ultimately very helpful and definitely worth every penny!

- Beate Boshoff -

Both the online courses are extremely helpful in preparing for NBTs

- Mikayla Seedat -

It was really helpful

- Ermine Kasongo -

Thanks for the help Advantage Learn

- Johnathon Campbell -

The NBT preparation course is really, really great! Examples are clear and a perfect reminder for a person that matriculated 17 years ago. I made the right decision!

- Nthabiseng Thekiso -

Thank you for trying to make me excel through simple methods

- Mukhethwa -

I found that the videos were the biggest help ! It’s very convenient that you can also print out the notes that the video is based on. More than enough learning material is given for both the English and Maths.

- Tahseen Karim -

Advantage learn is really helpful thus far and ive learned a lot

- Johannes Geldenhuys -

The most professional, helpful and super friendly service I have ever received. Thank you

- Bonnie Evert -

So far the course is very helpful. I would recommend it to anyone preparing to write their NBTs.

- Candice Kingiela -

I improved my NBT score by more than 25% after doing this course! Highly recommend!

- Tessa Jenkings -

All my friends who took the NBTs failed. Not me. The difference? I had Advantage Learn on my side! Seriously the NBTs were tough and I'm really glad I got help. Honestly when I wrote the NBTs it practically felt like I was cheating, because I recognized concepts in the paper literally designed to throw me off, then quickly and efficiently answered their related questions. Thank you so much Advantage Learn! I'd recommend this to anyone writing the NBTs, especially those who finished school with the Cambridge curriculum.

- Sky -

Trish, who I'm pretty sure is the mathematics teacher, is really the bomb. She is querky (in the good way) and genuine. Although I cannot remember the English teacher's name, she offered no less in terms of expertise. I got this vibe from her that she'd be one of those 'strict' teachers, but I'm sure she is rather nice *insert laughing face*. Lastly, the actual course as a whole was fantastic. I just wish I had prepared more.

- Avi Opert -

Bloody amazing, I am normally an A candidate in school but this course let me get unimaginable marks! I got 84 for AL , 98 for QL , and 98 for Math in the NBT I advise taking this course to anyone

- Abdullah Moolla -

Very informative...thorough and of the highest quality...You guys couldn't have done it better

- Nkosenhle Mkhize -

Courses and lessons very well done and put together.

- Raphael Anthony -

Very helpful!

- Taron van der Berg -

This helped me an enormous amount and set me up to get an A for my NBT’s. Money well spent

- Cameron Lovemore -

Helped so much, was so prepared for the tests

- Tayla Howard -

The NBT package is amazing. The sample questions and explanation videos make the test so much easier. Thank you Advantage Learn

- Mariam Moosa -

Super helpful!! I used so many of the tips in my NBT! This course was definitely worth it!

- Deborah Odendaal -

I gained so much information from this course that realy helped me with my NBT's and would recomend it for anyone else.

- Jané Eksteen -

It was very helpful and will definitely recommend it

- Nina Rossouw -

It was a great course, and adequately equipped me for my NBTs. I would definitely recommend it to future scholars planning on writing NBTs, especially if the NBTs play a large role in your acceptance to South African Universities.

- Hellmut von Ludwiger -

It really helped..

- theoline mabelane -

The exercises are extremely helpful.

- Kabuba Masule -

The course is Amazing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am already feeling confident about my NBT

- Owami Ntuli -

Really useful and helpful I think kids who want to write the nbt should definitely purchase this online course

- Raihaan essa -

It's a great course. Very thorough. The only thing that's missing is from the maths section: logarithms and other matric work taught later in the year. The support team is also really helpful.

- Amy Viljoen -

I love the questions. They're really great and easy to understand. Thanks for making this program available to me. The reason why I gave only 4 stars was because the questions were not enough. Please try to increase the questions. Thanks.

- Moses Cho -

Thank you so much Trish! It has been so helpful and a pleasure to use!

- Jenna Thompson -

enjoying IT

- Khalid Karani -

This course is not only helping me with studying for the NBTs, but teaching me a whole lot of new vocabulary and interesting facts.

- Jenna Smith -

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